LuminoCity Light-Up Parade open to community entries
Families, neighborhoods, community groups, and businesses invited to spread holiday cheer
Let there be light! Families, neighborhoods, groups, and businesses are invited to spread holiday cheer in a whole new way at LuminoCity, the community’s holiday lighting celebration, on Saturday, December 7th. Louie, the event’s head illuminating elf, has expanded the event to include a new light-up parade as part of the march down Ravenna Road to Township Square.
“For the first time, we’re inviting the community to be a major part of the event by creating their very own floats,” explained Derek Schroeder, Twinsburg Parks & Recreation Director. “Floats can be any type of vehicle or unit as long as it is lighted and holiday-themed. Entries aren’t limited to your traditional trailer. It can be a car covered in holiday lights, a truck with decorations in the flatbed, or even a standard bicycle illuminated in a creative way! Other eligible entries include wagons or strollers, motorcycles, golf carts, ATVs, or anything else you can dream up.”
The parade will start at 6:30 PM on December 7th and begin lining up at approximately 4:30 PM in the Twinsburg City Hall parking lot. Participants are welcome to assemble their float on-site beginning at 8:00 AM if needed.
“The light parade is a great opportunity for individuals to showcase their creativity or for companies to build their brand in front of a large audience at one of the city’s most popular events,” expressed Ryan Kennedy, Marketing Coordinator. “LuminoCity typically draws about 2,000 attendees and we’ll even be hosting the People’s Choice Awards on Facebook following the event to select the best float. Floats will be broken into categories based on the entries we receive.”
Holiday light parades have gained popularity across the country in areas like Chicago, Arlington, and even as close as Medina. Twinsburg hopes the addition will develop a special sense of community pride and spirit to kick off the upcoming holiday season.
“You can find a car adapter for just a few dollars on Amazon that can turn any vehicle into a float with holiday lights,” Parks & Recreation Director Derek Schroeder continued. “Anyone can participate! This has been something we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time and can’t wait to see the entries.”
Registration is required for entry into the light-up parade. Non-profit groups, individuals, and families are $25. For-profit groups and businesses are $50. Applications are due by November 26th. Registration can be completed online at TwinsburgRecreation.com or in person at Twinsburg Community Center from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Spots will be filled first-come, first-serve with a limited amount of availability.
Conditions and restrictions are listed on the application. Important items of note include no candy or items thrown from floats, no sales from floats, and no Santa. All conditions were put in place to enhance safety since the parade will be at night and avoid the confusion of Santa impersonators.
For more information, contact Twinsburg Parks & Recreation at 330-963-8722 or visit TwinsburgRecreation.com.